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Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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Impact of technological progress on carbon emissions in different country income groups

Chris Belmert Milindi, Roula Inglesi-Lotz
This study examines the complex relationship between carbon emissions and technological progress in a sample of 60 countries, divided into four categories based on their per capita income between the periods of 1989-2018. For robustness purposes and due to the broad definition of technology, we use...
Mar 2021
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The effects of technology intensity in manufacturing on CO2 emissions: Evidence from developing countries

Elvis Avenyo and Fiona Tregenna
Industrialisation is recognised as important for developing countries’ growth and ‘catching up’ with advanced economies, but is also associated with harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and hence with climate change. This poses a challenge to sustainable development, particularly for late...
Jan 2021
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Does Child Support Grant incentivise childbirth in South Africa?

Adeola Oyenubi and Uma Kollamparambil
We consider the perverse incentive that can be created for poor households that are benefiting from the South African Child Support Grant (CSG). We acknowledge the fact that the CSG has been successful in improving child outcomes. However, if caregivers see the CSG as a livelihood strategy and...
Sep 2020
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Prenatal health and weather-related shocks under social safety net policy in Kenya

Silas Ongudi and Djiby Racine Thiam
Exposure to weather shocks around the time of birth has been shown to have deleterious effects on later life outcomes. In the short run, such shocks can lead to income loss, especially when households are not insured but rely heavily on rainfed agricultural activities. In the long run, however,...
Aug 2020
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The Political Economy of Palm Oil Expansion and Deforestation in Indonesia

Elías Cisnerosy, Krisztina Kis-Katosz and Nunung Nuryartono
This paper studies the interactions between political and economic incentives to foster forest conversion in Indonesian districts. Using a district–level panel data set from 2001 to 2016, we analyze variation in remotely sensed forest loss and forest fires as well as measures of land use licensing...
Jul 2020
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Can local communities afford full control over wildlife conservation? The Case of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe

Herbert Ntuli, Edwin Muchapondwa, Boscow Okumu
Wildlife is widely becoming an important vehicle for rural development in most third-world countries across the globe. Policymakers are usually not informed about the needs and wants of poor rural households and roll out programmes that are not tailor made to suit their desires, which often result...
Oct 2018
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Energy Consumption in South African Hotels: A Panel Data Analysis

Love O. Idahosa, Nyankomo Marwa and Joseph O. Akotey
Addressing the large energy consumption of hotels requires an understanding of the factors that drive this consumption. This enquiry is crucial for South Africa which has experienced significant strain in meeting its domestic energy demand. This has occurred alongside increases in international...
Jun 2017
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Will Technological Change Save the World? The Rebound Effect in International Transfers of Technology

Mare Sarr and Tim Swanson
Technological change and its transfer to developing countries is often portrayed by policy-makers as a critical part of the solution to a resource problem such as climate change, based on the assumption that the transfer of resource-conserving technologies to developing countries will result in...
Feb 2017
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Vulnerability to climatic variability: An assessment of drought prevalence on water resources availability and implications for the Ugandan economy

Nicholas Kilimani
The volatile changes in climate are increasingly becoming a threat to many economies globally. This study assesses Uganda’s vulnerability to climatic variability in the context of how these volatile changes in climate are likely to affect long-run water resources availability. This is done by using...
Aug 2015
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